Nigerian widows sue Shell for complicity in activist deaths
13 Feb 2019

AP — The widow of a Nigerian activist executed by their country’s government more than two decades ago accused oil giant Shell of complicity in his death at a civil case in a Dutch court Tuesday.

“Shell came into my life to make me a poverty-stricken widow,” Esther Kiobel told judges at a one-day hearing.
“With this case I seek justice for my murdered husband so that he can be exonerated from a crime he never committed,” she added.

Kiobel, along with Victoria Bera, Blessing Eawo and Charity Levula, is seeking an apology and compensation from Shell. Only two of them were in court today, the other two could not get visas to leave Nigeria.

Link to AP.

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